I wouldn't say Microsoft's presser was as good as last year's showing since it was the first look at Natal Kinect, but if you look at what Microsoft has really done for the last several years, I don't think it was truly that bad of a performance by any means:
1st Party Games - Only show what's going to be available this year (almost without fail)3rd Party Games - One or two games that breaks up the one-time PlayStation monopoly on a seriesXbox Live - Show something new about
As you guys may be aware, we're getting down to the nitty-gritty time before the MGC. There ain't a lot of time left, but there's still a lot of stuff left to do. So we need your help!
Basically, in years past I've spent a lot of time trying to get the word out on the MGC to anybody that would listen in these final weeks. While it is doubtful that we're going to convince many people from half-way around the world to get on a plane at this point, you would be surprised at how many
It's been a week since I started asking everyone about their experiences at the Midwest Gaming Classic, and so far I've gotten quite a bit of feedback both on this thread as well as a lot of feedback through personal tells and e-mails, thank you!
In general, I'm not going to respond to most of these simply because I'm interested in what your thoughts about the show are, not how I'd like you to think about it or put any limits to what ideas people share with us.
If my blogs had gone as planned (and I had a lot more time to write them...), I would have spoken about some of the changes we were looking into to help people understand what was taking place every hour at the MGC. One of those ideas was to make an hourly guide, just like a TV Guide, that plainly lists what's going on and when.
Unfortunately, not everything can be listed on an hourly basis, because, well, sometimes we just do things based on the crowd and on a whim, and other
“We’re getting too big”.
Normally I would qualify my correspondence with a few additional statements to the other Midwest Gaming Classic management, but in this case we all knew what that meant.
For almost the past decade now, the Midwest Gaming Classic has grown considerably. We began the show in the basement of a small Boy Scout’s facility for the first few years, eventually “upgrading” the show to a local public high school’s cafeteria. We then rented several